In My Words: Smile!

Smiles at ACFW 2013.jpg

I’m sitting in the airport at Indianapolis, listening to the recorded message, “the moving walkway is coming to an end, please watch your step” — over and over again while waiting for my 6:40 AM flight back to Denver.

Yes, I’m tired. I took a taxi to the airport at 3:30 this morning — sharing the ride with my wonderful friend, Lisa Jordan.

ACFW 2013 is over … but I’ve got wonderful memories tucked away in my heart — and scads of laundry tucked in my suitcase. My heart’s turned toward home, even as I thank God for the past few days — all the shared laughter, tears, prayers. I’m am beautifully exhausted.

I’ll get back to the quotes on Wednesday — but today I wanted share some smiles with you.

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23 Comments

  1. September 16, 2013, 4:17 am   /  Reply

    I had to laugh because as I read, “The moving walkway is coming to an end. Pleeeease watch your step.” Love your pics, Beth. And I loved spending time with you this weekend. 🙂 Have fun doing laundry! I have plenty of my own to throw in the washer when I get home.

    • September 17, 2013, 9:54 pm   /  Reply

      Ah, yes, post-ACFW laundry. And the dry cleaning pile … gasp!

  2. September 16, 2013, 4:46 am   /  Reply

    Oh Beth. Wasn’t it a lovely time!! I leave this morning.

    • September 17, 2013, 9:54 pm   /  Reply

      I hope you had good travels, Holly!

  3. Audra Jennings
    September 16, 2013, 5:05 am   /  Reply

    I heard that recorded msg a few times too.

  4. September 16, 2013, 8:09 am   /  Reply

    Beth, I’ve enjoyed seeing everyone’s pictures on Facebook from the conference. It looks like everyone had a blast, as I hoped (and figured) they would. Hope your flight went smoothly.

    Welcome home.

    Andrea

    • September 17, 2013, 9:53 pm   /  Reply

      All my flights went well — and I am always thankful for that, Andrea. Glad you enjoyed the photos.

  5. Loree Huebner
    September 16, 2013, 8:57 am   /  Reply

    It was so great to meet you in person, Beth!

    • September 17, 2013, 9:53 pm   /  Reply

      And you, Loree! 🙂

  6. September 16, 2013, 9:32 am   /  Reply

    ACFW was so good. And it was good to spend time with you again. Until we meet again, my friend, may God bless you and rain His favor on you!

    • September 17, 2013, 9:52 pm   /  Reply

      Next to celebrate: You and your debut novel, Pat!

  7. September 16, 2013, 9:39 am   /  Reply

    Perfect post, and so glad you’re already safely home. Well-done. Now, relax and let your family enjoy and pamper you.

    • September 17, 2013, 9:52 pm   /  Reply

      I’m relaxing, even as I try to get back to normal …

  8. September 16, 2013, 11:54 am   /  Reply

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful smiles! You certainly brought a smile to my face this morning!!

    • September 17, 2013, 9:52 pm   /  Reply

      So glad you enjoyed the smiles, Britney.

  9. September 16, 2013, 10:14 pm   /  Reply

    I enjoyed every single one of your photos, Beth. Thanks for sharing the week on Facebook.

    • September 17, 2013, 9:51 pm   /  Reply

      So glad you enjoyed the photos … the people are what it’s all about at ACFW … and celebrating the joys and praying through the disappointments.

  10. September 16, 2013, 10:15 pm   /  Reply

    I’ll echo Andrea…I’ve enjoyed the pictures you posted on Facebook.

    Smiles are irresistible. We’ve just acquired a ‘throwaway’ Husky with the sweetest smile…you can’t look at her and stay sad.

    In case you’re keeping count…it’s dog #26. Sigh.

    • September 17, 2013, 9:51 pm   /  Reply

      Not “sigh,” Andrew — you mean, “Oh, wow! Another dog to love!” Would love to see the Husky’s smile.

      • September 18, 2013, 4:10 pm   /  Reply

        We’re running behind in picture taking, but I’ll get one posted and let you know.

        It is another dog to love. She’s a character. She’s teaching the Pit Bulls to howl like Huskies, only they can’t quite do it – their voices crack like a gang of thirteen-year-old choirboys. It’s hysterical, but they look so woebegone when you laugh at them!

  11. September 17, 2013, 9:55 am   /  Reply

    It was AWESOME to finally hug you !! Gaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!

    WHAT a weekend!!
    AMAZING!!!

    • September 17, 2013, 9:50 pm   /  Reply

      Yes … so amazing to hug you and share all your a-ma-zing fun at ACFW!

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